Category: News

Irish Church Schools: Have they Failed?

Patsy McGarry faults church schools for the irresponsibility of Ireland's commercial elites - but can morality be taught in schools if adults are not engaged by clergy?

read more

‘A Lost Tribe’: a story that should not have ended this way

In 'A Lost Tribe' William King fictionalises the impact of Vatican II on Dublin seminarians of that era. Sean O'Conaill finds the novel a tragic 'explainer'.

read more

Supporting Pope Francis: New Websites

'We Support Pope Francis' - New websites to support the pope, countering the oppositional movement formed in the wake of Amoris Laetitia.

read more

WAC Meeting: First Sean Fagan Memorial Lecture – Angela Hanley

Speaker: Angela Hanley 7.30 pm Monday 13th of November 2017 Arrupe Room, Jesuit Communications Centre Sandford Road, Ranelagh

read more

How will Irish bishops ‘jump’ on ‘Liturgy Wars’?

To meet October 3rd and 4th in Maynooth, will Irish bishops opt for a different translation of the Missal?

read more

WAC Meeting: Noirin Ni Riain “Listen with the ear of the heart”

One woman's poetics of life in and with the Spirit followed by Q & A 7.30 pm Monday 2nd of October 2017 Chapel, Mercy Centre International, 64A Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

read more

Catholic Church Reform International (CCRI) calls for a ‘Year of the Laity’

Catholic Church Reform International reports positive Vatican response to call for 'Year of the Laity'

read more

‘One Lord, One Faith’: Ecumenical Conference – Saturday 24 June

A major ecumenical conference in Dublin, to mark the onset of the 16th century era of 'Reformations'.

read more

Gerry O’Hanlon SJ: “Reforming the Catholic Church” (Transcript)

Four years into Pope Francis' pontificate, Gerry O'Hanlon reflects on the strategy & achievements of Francis, the prospects for reform and the challenge facing the Irish church.

read more

Why we shouldn’t look to bishops to fix everything

How are we to get past the apparent denial by Irish bishops that the Irish Church is in deep crisis - to address the problem?

read more